I Am Bold

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 8250

$18.99 USD

Bea feels misunderstood when she is repeatedly told to “keep it down,” and “don’t be so loud!”. As she boldly navigates her everyday life, Bea shows us the importance of honoring everyone’s voices — no matter how loud they might be.

“From the creative duo that produced I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us, this character in colorful and energetic illustrations will speak to a segment of the population that brings enthusiasm and zeal to every day. Recommended.”—School Library Journal

Bea is not loud—she is BOLD!

Sometimes people tell Bea she’s just too much. Whether she’s bugging her brother like a buzzing bee, helping out a bit too much in class, or blasting her trombone as loud as it goes, she is often misunderstood. While grownups and even other kids might see Bea as loud, we know that she’s got stuff to say, things to do, and friends to make!

This story is for the child who lives out LOUD and boldly uses their voice to be heard above the crowd. Bea’s story shows us that when the strongest voices are celebrated, their boldness inspires beauty and positive change all around us.

Andie Powers is a writer for children, and sometimes, their grown-ups. Her debut picture book, I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us, was released in 2022 by Bala Kids. It was the winner of the Goodreads 2022 Choice Award for Best Children's or Middle Grade Book, and was a Kids' Indie Next Pick for May/June 2022. I Am Quiet also earned a starred review from Booklist, and praising reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, and more. Andie’s previously published works include Bravery Magazine, Root & Star, Bright Lite, The Horn Book Guide, Uppercase Magazine, Seattle’s Child, and The Bedford Reader. She lives and works in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.

Betsy Petersen is an artist, illustrator, and entrepreneur https://www.brighterfun.com/. She’s spent the past seven years building her own art business — collaborating with organizations such as Papyrus, Minnetonka, Childhoods Clothing, and Bravery Magazine. She is the co-author and illustrator of Happy Puppy, Angry Tiger (2021), Feeling All the Feelings Workbook (2023), and the illustrator of I am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us.